Creature Comforts

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There’s been a lot of talk round the office today about the new CBS show Creature Comforts. The concept of the show is that they interview a cross-section of America about their lives and then broadcast the interviews with animated animal characters. Weird as that sounds, it turns out that most people’s lives are way more interesting when you see them through the eyes of claymation animals. Yesterday’s episode focused on animals in captivity, and not everyone was happy with the idea of keeping animals in zoos—as one person pointed out, “Zoo is just a three letter word for jail.” I wouldn’t go so far as to say that this show is going to usher in a new era of tolerance for animals, but there were some great little moments yesterday where people talked candidly about the questionable ethics of keeping animals in captivity. Plus, some of the interviews are absolutely priceless. I hope the show continues in the same vein.


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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind